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Visual Studio SP1 Release (w/ Performance improvements for Team Foundation Server)

I have been working with a couple of folks on Team Foundation Server and just wanted to let them know we just released Service Pack 1 for Team Foundation Server and the rest of the Visual Studio versions Friday evening.   In addition to the description below the Team Foundation development team did a lot of work on performance in the version control area. For TFS shops this is a must have!  Oh not that we expect problems but always a good idea before doing any maintenance is to make sure your Backup AND restore procedures are in place and work.


  1. Visual Studio 2005 SP1 
  2. Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server SP1
  3. Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions SP1

Below is the description lifted from the MSDN Site:

The issues addressed range in severity from places where the syntax coloring was incorrect to customer reported crashes in various scenarios. In some areas, more than 50% of the bugs addressed were reported by customers through the MSDN Product Feedback Center and Microsoft Connect. Overall, Service Pack 1 offers customers improvements in responsiveness, stability and performance for Visual Studio 2005.

Through further advancement and feedback, Service Pack 1 also provides over 70 improvements for common development scenarios including:

  • New processor support (e.g., Core Duo) for code generation and profiling
  • Performance and scale improvements in Team Foundation Server
  • Team Foundation Server integration with Excel 2007 and Project 2007
  • Tool support for occasionally connected devices and SQL Server Compact Edition
  • Additional support for project file based Web applications
  • Windows Embedded 6.0 platform and tools support

For developers using Visual Studio 2005 on Windows Vista, Microsoft is in current development on an update to Service Pack 1 called the ‘Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Vista Refresh Beta’. This update builds on the improvements made in SP1 and delivers a first class experience for developers wanting to take advantages of the new features in Windows Vista. The Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Update for Windows Vista is expected to ship after the consumer availability of Windows Vista in Q1 of 2007 and is now available in beta.